Born and raised in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Since I was young, I knew I would be in the construction trade… I was always building and working with my hands. My dad woodworked as a hobby and I would always be in the shop hammering nails or cutting with the scroll saw, and thus started my journey in the world of creating. In high school, my favourite and most successful class was construction shop class where I learned the foundations of building processes and techniques. There, I was awarded the Saskatchewan youth apprenticeship scholarship. After school, I started a job installing hardwood floors, which taught me lots about high-end detail work and helped me develop the skills and patience needed to produce high-end work. At this time, I started building small pieces of furniture and other projects. I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed it so much I decided it was something I wanted to learn more about, which led me to the Selkirk Fine Woodworking Program.